SA Lawyers Must Embrace Technology in Order to Survive and Prosper

SA Lawyers Must Embrace Technology in Order to Survive and Prosper

Someone wrote recently, “Technology won’t replace lawyers, but lawyers who use technology will replace those who don’t”. As someone who specialises in eDiscovery and witnessed the transformation in the UK of the use of technology before moving to South Africa some six years ago, I would totally agree with those sentiments. Since living here, it has been my mission to educate lawyers in the use of eDiscovery technology and to persuade the Department of Justice to amend the rules of ....

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How Tech Can Change the Legal Sector

How Tech Can Change the Legal Sector

In the lead up to the 2020 Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, Eventful People and Africa Legal have partnered to deliver a Legal Community Report offering insight into the current challenges in delivering legal services and the technology-backed innovations being deployed to combat these challenges. This report was compiled in a robust process, commencing with three months of in-depth research by Eventful People, and including in-person research groups in Cape Town and Johannesburg. This was followed by the digital surveying of ....

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Eitan Stern from Legalese on the Changing Landscape of Law

Eitan Stern from Legalese on the Changing Landscape of Law

At the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest earlier this month, we sat down with Eitan Stern, Legalese’s founder and director, to discuss his thoughts on the legal tech space in South Africa. Legalese is a creative legal agency which has redesigned legal services to suit creative, start-up, and tech-based businesses by making them accessible, affordable and understandable. Tell me a bit about your journey in the legal space, how did you get started? I’ve always been around the creative industry ....

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Legal Research in the Age of AI

Legal Research in the Age of AI

Ahead of his presentation at the 2019 Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, we briefly caught up with Juta and Company CEO Kamal Patel to chat about how Juta continues to remain relevant to its customers after 165 years in business, his predictions on the future of legal research and the predicted impact that Artificial Intelligence will have on the practice of law. Hi Kamal, we are looking forward to having Juta and Company as a Premier Partner at the 2019 ....

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Making Contract Management Work For You

Making Contract Management Work For You

Search for the latest in contract management and these days it’s all blockchain and smart contracts. It’s an exciting time to be a GC or a Legal Operations Director. All of a sudden legal is at the centre of a technology revolution that will place it squarely on the map of business impact and real change. But there’s that little detail about not even having a contract repository yet. How are you supposed to run if you haven’t even learned ....

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